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309 mugs
Member since Oct 15, 2012

From: Flintham, United Kingdom
Interests: lepidoptera, cricket, digital art, mii-making, cocktails and... all things tiki
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I'm in the U.K where tiki mugs are somewhat rarer than hen's teeth. Hence this collection is rather thin on both vintage and modern-era American stuff - it's mostly British made mugs by the likes of CheekyTiki and Fireworks Studio. But rather than bemoaning my luck I thought I'd tell you a little bit about English drinking culture and ceramics making instead.

The traditionally-preferred spirit of the aristocracy and the working class woman is, of course, gin. However, only a pleb would be seen drinking it from a glass... we like to imbibe our booze from gaudily-patterned bone china teacups. Left hand holding the saucer, right hand delicately fingering the handle. Bring to lips: small sips, frequent refills.

Also we do have a unique item, kinda like the British version of the tiki mug - the 'celery pot'. These are large vases or earthenware pots with stylised 'faces' impressed into the clay and then painted. In fact, the wider field of 'face pots' is quite a common collectible over here - with receptacles made for everything from tartare sauce to pickled onions. You can see a few pictures of some items like these in my flickr photostream.

Finally, if anyone is interested and finding it hard to get a source for UK mugs then I'd be happy to indulge in a bit of trans-Atlantic trading...

cheers!


309 mugs - 3 comments - 5 mugs on Wish List
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Trader Dick's Large Outrigger Bowl


Trader Dick's OMC Moai Short


Trader Dick's Peanut Lined Face OMC Mug


Trader Dick's Surfer Girl Mug Vintage


Trader Dick's Surfer Girl Mug Vintage


Trader Vic's Coffee Grog Mug Short Headdress


Trader Vic's Coffee Grog Mug Short Headdress


Trader Vic's Fog Cutter Unspeckled


Trader Vic's Logo Mug Green


Trader Vic's Logo Mug Yellow


Trader Vic's Salt & Pepper Shakers Brown


Treasure Craft Tiki Mug


Uncle Shrunk


Volcano Bowl Featuring T Brown


Westwood W-3 Mug


Westwood W-6 Mug Brown


Westwood W-9 Mug


Witch Doctor Mug Brown


Wooden Hei Tiki Salt & Pepper Shakers


Zombie


Zombie Cocktail Shot

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